Medals4Mettle at IUSM will partner with Riley Hospital for Children to involve students with Child Life Services. Students will apply online to be a Riley volunteer, and attend a volunteer orientation. Students will commit a maximum of 20 hours per semester to volunteering. Riley Hospital regularly has Special Events, where community groups have an opportunity to come interact with Riley children. It will be at these events that students will have the opportunity to gift medals to children.  


Students will spend the academic year training to participate in an end-of-the-semester marathon or half-marathon. The student will run on behalf of all of the children of Riley. After the race, students will attend a Riley Hospital Special Event organized by Medals4Mettle to personally gift their medal to a child.

Community/Organizational Partnership

M4M at IUSM is lucky to have Dr. Steve Isenberg, the Founder and CEO of M4M, as a faculty advisor. We will work closely with Dr. Isenberg and Sally Powell, the Indianapolis M4M Chapter Coordinator, to ensure that M4M at IUSM has a close relationship with the parent organization. Melissa Sexton, the Riley Hospital Child Life Special Events coordinator, has offered to act as a liaison between M4M at IUSM and Riley. Blake Boldon, the executive director of the Monumental Marathon, has pledged to advertise the efforts of an M4M at IUSM group, and to consider offering a discount for M4M students. Alissa Bishel and Sarah Parrish, the co-leaders of the IUSM Running Club, have offered to lend their support to any M4M activities. And of course, Riley Hospital already has a warm relationship with M4M.


Would you like more information on the IUSM Medals4Mettle Service Learning group?

Contact the IUSM CoChairs

Thomas Jetmore

Benjamin Jansen

Faculty Advisor

Steve Isenberg, MD

Address | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 274-0000 | Fax: (317) 278-0000